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Gender, diversity and inclusion in open source communities

GenderIT.org feminist talk - Thu, 04/29/2021 - 18:55

The code, although open, is not neutral with respect to who contributes and for what. What happens to our contributions when we reveal our gender or sexuality? How can a project in which a significant portion of the work is invisible and not counted really be “free” and open source?

Gender, diversity and inclusion in open source communities

Feminist reflections on internet policies - Thu, 04/29/2021 - 18:55

The code, although open, is not neutral with respect to who contributes and for what. What happens to our contributions when we reveal our gender or sexuality? How can a project in which a significant portion of the work is invisible and not counted really be “free” and open source?

Women are talking but Telegram is not listening

Feminist reflections on internet policies - Wed, 04/21/2021 - 15:31

In this article, Garnett Achieng takes a deep-dive look into the Telegram app from the perspective of African women’s experience, particularly that of data privacy and online gender based violence.

Cuerpxs desnudxs que asustan a los algoritmos

Las políticas de moderación de contenido online, no pocas veces, desembocan en procesos de censura algorítmica sobre los cuerpos y las experiencias disidentes que, desde los márgenes, cuestionan la imaginación y la cultura patriarcal. Artículo de Ixchel García originalmente publicado en Luchadoras.mx.

Género, diversidad e inclusión en proyectos de código abierto

El código, aunque sea abierto, no es neutral con respecto a quiénes contribuyen y para qué. ¿Qué pasa con nuestras contribuciones cuando revelamos nuestro género o sexualidad? ¿Cómo puede ser realmente de libre y de código abierto un proyecto en el que una porción significativa del trabajo es invisible y por tanto no se cuenta?

The contribution of bell hooks and Paulo Freire to the construction of community networks

GenderIT.org feminist talk - Tue, 03/30/2021 - 15:16

In this article, Daiane Araujo discuss the link between popular education and community networks, and argues that class, race and gender should be part of the analysis in the implementation of autonomous infrastructure and technical training dedicated to digitally excluded communities.

The contribution of bell hooks and Paulo Freire to the construction of community networks

Feminist reflections on internet policies - Tue, 03/30/2021 - 15:16

In this article, Daiane Araujo discuss the link between popular education and community networks, and argues that class, race and gender should be part of the analysis in the implementation of autonomous infrastructure and technical training dedicated to digitally excluded communities.

Podcast series | A Feminist Social Media Future: How Do We Get There?

Feminist reflections on internet policies - Mon, 03/29/2021 - 20:29

At the 65th session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women that is currently underway (March 15-26, 2021), the focus is on evolving a global roadmap towards "achieving full equality in public life". In the digital epoch, this includes enabling women's effective participation online. Mainstream social media platforms today represent privately controlled public arenas that are re-configuring social interaction and political democracy.

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Caste-hate speech: Addressing hate-speech based on work and descent

Feminist reflections on internet policies - Mon, 03/29/2021 - 19:06
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“Caste-hate speech is caste-war waged through everyday conversations. It is a war waged against us with humiliating words.” Rem Bahadur, Jagaran Media Centre, Nepal.

Caste is one of the oldest forms of social discrimination in the world. It continues to exist through endogamous practices, rituals, and cultural codes. It has the power to shape people's identities and life-experiences in the context of violence, privilege, everyday articulation, representation and individual or groups' rights to participate in society.

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Predation or innovation?

GenderIT.org feminist talk - Mon, 03/08/2021 - 21:09

This piece is part of a series where Julia Keseru explores the connection between our online systems and bodily integrity, and the long term effects of digital innovation on our collective well-being.

Predation or innovation?

Feminist reflections on internet policies - Mon, 03/08/2021 - 21:09

This piece is part of a series where Julia Keseru explores the connection between our online systems and bodily integrity, and the long term effects of digital innovation on our collective well-being.

Con una sociedad machista tenemos una Wikipedia machista

En Wikipedia, la mayor enciclopedia en línea, la representación de las mujeres y disidencias siguen siendo minoritaria. Esta es una brecha de género que refleja el machismo en la sociedad, pero también la brecha de participación en la propia comunidad de Wikipedia. En este texto, compilado a partir de un hilo de Twitter, Anna Torres Adell nos cuenta por qué persiste esta situación y cómo podemos cambiarla.

How helpful are helpline numbers?

Feminist reflections on internet policies - Fri, 02/26/2021 - 20:22

COVID-19 pandemic has led to a spike in gender-based violence in India. Helpline numbers and digital tools have been used to reach out to survivors, given the absence of physical services. But those women who cannot use phones, email or social media are most likely to be entirely excluded from these systems.

Conquistar lo técnico

Muchos son los espacios que están vedados para las mujeres y disidencias. Las áreas técnicas no son la excepción. Si bien cada vez son más las iniciativas que buscan garantizar la construcción de una internet más justa y diversa, todavía quedan varios frentes por vencer. Para conocer este escenario hablamos con Carolina Caeiro de LACNIC.

Feminist Internet Research Network (FIRN) - Second convening report (summary)

Feminist reflections on internet policies - Tue, 02/16/2021 - 17:19

When it comes to the making of a feminist internet, knowledge and research matter. Building evidence, collecting data, visualising and effectively communicating research findings are critical and important ways to influence and impact activism as well as policy reforms.

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Trabajo doméstico y falta de liderazgo de las mujeres en las redes comunitarias

Aline Lima relata su experiencia con redes comunitarias en Marrecas (Brasil) y habla de las condiciones de vida y trabajo de las mujeres de la comunidad, que encuentran en las tareas domésticas y de cuidado un obstáculo para tener protagonismo, tiempo y energía para dedicarse a la red comunitaria y al desarrollo personal.

Using the internet during a pandemic: Is it a choice?

GenderIT.org feminist talk - Mon, 02/15/2021 - 14:53

During the lockdown in India, the circumstances of marginalised population groups, including gender and sexual minorities (GSM), has worsened. Community and peer support has been critical, but in many cases it depends on phone and/or internet connectivity. The author wonders if informed choices regarding internet usage is possible in this context.

Using the internet during a pandemic: Is it a choice?

Feminist reflections on internet policies - Mon, 02/15/2021 - 14:53

During the lockdown in India, the circumstances of marginalised population groups, including gender and sexual minorities (GSM), has worsened. Community and peer support has been critical, but in many cases it depends on phone and/or internet connectivity. The author wonders if informed choices regarding internet usage is possible in this context.

The Signs in Ourselves: Exploring Queer Muslim Courage

Feminist reflections on internet policies - Mon, 02/15/2021 - 14:05

What if we could approach queer Muslim collective care as being part of a whole generation that doesn’t want the next to feelthey’re starting on empty like we did? — Liy Yusof

The Signs in Ourselves is an illustrated publication that documents in depth lived experiences of 12 queer Muslims from Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore, while also sharing snapshots of experiences from queer Muslims across the world.

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Networks Woven with Care

GenderIT.org feminist talk - Wed, 01/20/2021 - 18:02

Once upon a time, not long ago, in a village in southeast Brazil, women came together to exchange information and learn collectively about the influence of technology on their lives and on the spirit of the community. In the process, they learned something of great value.

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